Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing what they can to ease the pain of Trey Johnson, a high school junior who made national headlines Friday for committing an embarrassing mistake that cost his team a victory in a state playoff basketball game Thursday. According to The Oklahoman, Thunder GM Sam Presti contacted Johnson on Friday and spoke with the Hugo High School guard. Presti (pictured) would not reveal what he said to Johnson, but you figure he tried to lift the 16-year-old’s spirits. Presti confirmed that Johnson will attend Sunday’s Thunder-Boston Celtics game as a guest of the team. The Thunder even sent a tweet from the official team account Friday to offer encouragement to Johnson and his teammates: Keep your heads up #TreyJohnson and the Buffaloes. Your Oklahoma basketball family’s with you! Congratulations on a great season. #HugHugo — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 9, 2013 The Oklahoman also reports that former longtime NBA guard Derek Harper, who committed a major blunder in the 1984 Western Conference playoffs, reached out to Johnson to offer encouragement. With the kind of support he’s receiving, hopefully Johnson will be able to recover from his mistake. Related posts: Lil Wayne thinks the Thunder denying him tickets has to do with racism Oklahoma high school team loses playoff game after player scores on wrong basket Magic Johnson offers $1 million if LeBron James participates in dunk contest

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

Death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Five bubble teams playing well heading into March

Falcons release Steven Jackson

Bill Walton has some words of advice for Derrick Rose

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Five under-the-radar National Player of the Year candidates

Judge overturns Peterson suspension; NFL to appeal

Dez Bryant's mother in 2012: Dez threatened to knock me out

Full offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

Brandon Bostick received death threats after botched play

Ex-Louisville player charged with rape, sodomy

WATCH: Sidney Crosby catches teammate's stick in mid-air

WATCH: Vanderbilt coach tells own player 'I'll f-ing kill you'

Are the Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins?

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets For Nathan Horton

Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from Devils

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

HBO picks up The Rock’s football series, ‘Ballers’

The key offseason moves for every MLB team

Giancarlo Stanton gets first-ever customized facemask

Ronda Rousey, Arianny Celeste have verbal sparring match

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Judge rules against AP's suspension

Why the Lions should let Suh walk

Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.